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Qatar solar testing facility ‘open for business’
9 Sep 2019 at 9:02am
Research consortium and energy-water nexus conference at heart of QEERI’s 2019 focus.



Commercial / residential PV installer SIRC acquires Montross
18 Sep 2019 at 10:24pm
The acquisition of Montross will add more than US$3 million in revenue to SIRC’s top line on an annual basis.



Solar Frontier Americas acquires 50MW PV project from Samsung Solar Energy
18 Sep 2019 at 9:44pm
Power from the Central 40 PV installation will be supplied to Silicon Valley Power through a power purchase agreement.



Canadian Solar trumpets new cell conversion efficiency breakthrough
18 Sep 2019 at 1:40pm
Firm takes five months to break own records of 22.28% as it hits 22.8% mark.



Australia’s Vic revamps solar planning rules amid rush for state incentives
18 Sep 2019 at 1:33pm
State tightens guidelines after several utility-scale projects prompted farmers' ire.



Virginia calls on wind and solar to achieve 100% carbon-free power by 2050
18 Sep 2019 at 12:27pm
Executive order sets goals including interim aim of 30% carbon-free electricity by 2030.



Bird-inspired plant becomes Taiwan’s largest ground-mounted PV launch
18 Sep 2019 at 12:24pm
Vena Energy's 70MW Mingus designed to curb impacts on endangered spoonbill.



LONGi’s Hi-MO 4 modules to power 50MW project in Vietnam
18 Sep 2019 at 11:24am
Chinese maker inks supply deal for DLG Solar's project in Ninh Thuan province.



Avangrid sells stake in 20MW Arizona PV project to Axium
17 Sep 2019 at 11:47pm
Avangrid Renewables developed and currently owns and operates both two Arizona renewable-energy projects.



FTC Solar’s Voyager trackers supplied to 150MW Oregon PV portfolio
17 Sep 2019 at 7:58pm
FTC has now closed sales and commitments for over 950MW to be delivered globally in 2019 and Q1 2020.



ReneSola’s Q2 2019 project wraps bring installed PV portfolio to 735MW
17 Sep 2019 at 5:58pm
Financial update lays out firm's roadmap to deploy 1.4GW global pipeline



Sahel summit backs ‘Desert to Power’ plan to bring solar to 60 million
17 Sep 2019 at 2:34pm
G5 Sahel heads of state endorse scheme to install 10GW of solar by 2025.




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An Educated Consumer Chooses Solar Energy

How to Choose a Solar Installer
8 Sep 2019 at 1:05am
by Stephanie D'sa
So, you have done your research on the benefits of solar energy and decided to install a solar photovoltaic (PV) system to power your property, what now? The next important step is choosing a solar installer to set up the system for you. Picking the right installer is vital since poorly-done work can lead to […]The post How to Choose a Solar Installer appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Massachusetts Solar Incentives and Solar Rebates 2019
26 Aug 2019 at 6:58pm
by Staff Writer
Do you own a property in Massachusetts and want to get solar panels installed on it, but are worried about huge expenses? If so, you should know that there are several financial incentives available in the state currently, making 2019 the right year for you to go solar. Like most other states today, Massachusetts encourages its […]The post Massachusetts Solar Incentives and Solar Rebates 2019 appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Solar panel waste: Could leasing be the answer?
4 Aug 2019 at 6:26pm
by Guest Writer
Following the first wave of popularity in solar power technology in the late 1990s and early 2000s, we are now faced with the daunting prospect of disposing of these early solar panels in a way that does not harm the environment. Given that the usable life expectancy of these early solar panels was 25 years, […]The post Solar panel waste: Could leasing be the answer? appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

US Universities Lead Solar Innovation and Academics
30 Jul 2019 at 6:08pm
by Guest Writer
Universities in the United States are leading the way in developing, teaching and utilizing solar technology. Colleges and universities around the world are hubs of progression. It is on the campuses of the country that you can catch a glimpse into the future of businesses and communities. This is especially true when it comes to […]The post US Universities Lead Solar Innovation and Academics appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Solar Energy and Agriculture: A Match Made in Heaven
29 Jul 2019 at 4:10pm
by Guest Writer
It’s well-known that solar energy is an innovative and accessible sustainable energy option. Solar energy checks all the boxes a consumer looks at when determining his or her options for energy and its popularity is only growing. However, solar energy isn’t just available to the homeowner, or other smaller-scale consumers. Solar energy can be used […]The post Solar Energy and Agriculture: A Match Made in Heaven appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Are solar shingles worth it 2019
20 Jul 2019 at 5:05pm
by Guest Writer
With the rise in popularity of solar power, people have continuously expressed desire in having more options in terms of solar products. Some of the more popular ones nowadays are solar shingles. Simply put, solar singles — sometimes known as photovoltaic shingles — are essentially just solar panels that are designed to look like and […]The post Are solar shingles worth it 2019 appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Top 10 Colleges with Solar and Renewable Energy Programs
16 Jul 2019 at 1:15pm
by Stephanie D'sa
Research on utilization of renewable energy including solar, wind, and biofuel has been booming across the United States over the past few years. In 2017 alone, over half a million jobs were created globally in the renewable energy sector. Educational institutions have also been quick to pick up on this need for qualified people to […]The post Top 10 Colleges with Solar and Renewable Energy Programs appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Must Have Solar Products for Your Home
17 Jun 2019 at 7:12pm
by Staff Writer
Over the past few years, the popularity of solar energy has been increasing all over the world. The Science Magazine estimates that by 2022–2023, an additional PV capacity of 500 GW will be installed globally.  Going solar has become cheaper too. In fact, the average price of solar electrical systems have reduced by half from […]The post Must Have Solar Products for Your Home appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

How Is the US Military Using Solar Power?
23 May 2019 at 1:31pm
by Staff Author
Climate change poses serious threats to national and global security. The U.S. military recognized the global and national security implications of climate change as far back as 1990, when it produced its first report on the impacts of climate change. Another report followed in 2003. But every year since 2007, the Department of Defense (DoD), […]The post How Is the US Military Using Solar Power? appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Solar Energy Is Our Best Solution
18 May 2019 at 4:20pm
by Staff Writer
Solar energy is our best solution for a plethora of reasons. It is no longer a niche technology available to the rich and the committed environmentalist. Today, the effects of global warming and the skyrocketing prices of conventional energy necessitate the switch to greener renewable sources of energy. Rise of Solar Power The scarcity of […]The post Solar Energy Is Our Best Solution appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.


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SMA launches PowerUP program for exclusive installation partners
18 Sep 2019 at 10:00pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
SMA America has launched its PowerUP program, which provides a host of powerful benefits that provides solar installers with key advantages and rewards dealers based on their collaboration with SMA. This program offers access to deep levels of training, dedicated sales and marketing support, special bundles and warranty upgrades. “We are excited to empower our… The post SMA launches PowerUP program for exclusive installation partners appeared first on Solar Power World.

EcoFasten showcasing new railed roof mounts at Solar Power International
18 Sep 2019 at 7:20pm
by Billy Ludt
EcoFasten, an Esdec company, will exhibit its innovative solar mounting solutions for all residential and commercial roof types at Booth 1037 during the Solar Power International (SPI), from September 24-26 at Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City. The company will also be celebrating the recent addition of IronRidge and Quick Mount PV to… The post EcoFasten showcasing new railed roof mounts at Solar Power International appeared first on Solar Power World.

Nautilus Solar Energy powers on Rhode Island’s first community solar project
18 Sep 2019 at 6:01pm
by Billy Ludt
Nautilus Solar Energy, a national solar acquisition, development and asset management company, announced the opening of Rhode Island’s first operational community solar project under the state’s Community Remote Net Metering Pilot Program. Located in Burrillville, RI, the 3.307-MW community solar garden will provide residents across the state access to solar power without the need to… The post Nautilus Solar Energy powers on Rhode Island’s first community solar project appeared first on Solar Power World.

Solar Frontier America acquires 50.5-MW solar project from Samsung Solar Energy
18 Sep 2019 at 3:55pm
by Billy Ludt
Solar Frontier Americas (SFA), the United States-based renewable energy business of Idemitsu Kosan Company, announced that it has acquired a 50.5 MWdc solar project purchased from CS Solar, a joint venture company of Samsung Solar Energy. The project is located in Stanislaus County, California, a few hours southeast of San Jose. Power from the project… The post Solar Frontier America acquires 50.5-MW solar project from Samsung Solar Energy appeared first on Solar Power World.

CleanSpark gets into cannabis with microgrid feasibility study
18 Sep 2019 at 3:14pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
CleanSpark has been selected to conduct a project feasibility study for the creation of an independent and comprehensive power system for a cannabis grower to be located in a rural part of California. “We will apply our advanced energy systems expertise to scope and design a sustainable, affordable and reliable power system that meets expected… The post CleanSpark gets into cannabis with microgrid feasibility study appeared first on Solar Power World.

Sunfolding updates single-axis tracker for simpler shipping and installation
18 Sep 2019 at 2:46pm
by Billy Ludt
Single-axis solar tracker manufacturer Sunfolding has launched upgrades to the Sunfolding T29 Single-Axis Tracker, making it easier to transport material to the project site and through the field. The upgraded Sunfolding T29 uses the same materials and manufacturing processes that enable Sunfolding, with just three components, to achieve significantly faster installation times and lower operational… The post Sunfolding updates single-axis tracker for simpler shipping and installation appeared first on Solar Power World.

SunPower launches its own residential battery system with Equinox Storage
18 Sep 2019 at 2:25pm
by Kelly Pickerel
SunPower today introduced Equinox Storage, the next major advancement in the company’s Equinox energy platform for residential customers. Homeowners with Equinox Storage can choose to store energy for full- or partial-home backup during blackouts, reduce daily peak electricity consumption, or any combination that best fits their needs. “We’re entering a new solar decade as storage… The post SunPower launches its own residential battery system with Equinox Storage appeared first on Solar Power World.

Coronal Energy chooses QOS Energy for monitoring software
18 Sep 2019 at 2:21pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Coronal Energy has selected QOS Energy, an innovative independent software vendor specializing in data intelligence solutions for renewable energy assets, as its primary monitoring and performance analytics software partner. Coronal will benefit from the Qantum platform’s unique ability to aggregate data from all types of energy sources onto one single analytics platform to monitor its… The post Coronal Energy chooses QOS Energy for monitoring software appeared first on Solar Power World.

Constellation’s 175-MW solar agreement will power Johns Hopkins University, others
17 Sep 2019 at 10:22pm
by Billy Ludt
Exelon subsidiary Constellation has purchase agreements with three commercial customers to power their operations through the energy company’s commissioned 175-MW Skipjack Solar Center, the largest project of its kind for the company. Major commitments from Johns Hopkins University; McCormick & Company, a seasoning manufacturer and distributor; and the TJX Companies, major off-price apparel and home… The post Constellation’s 175-MW solar agreement will power Johns Hopkins University, others appeared first on Solar Power World.

Knobelsdorff Electric changes name to Knobelsdorff Enterprises with three divisions
17 Sep 2019 at 9:45pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Solar Power World Top Solar Contractor Knobelsdorff Electric announce it is now Knobelsdorff Enterprises. The company has expanded existing services into three divisions — Knobelsdorff Electric, Knobelsdorff Engineering and Knobelsdorff Energy — under the parent company, Knobelsdorff Enterprises. Knobelsdorff is still one united team, but working under three different divisions to allow its specialty services… The post Knobelsdorff Electric changes name to Knobelsdorff Enterprises with three divisions appeared first on Solar Power World.

Caterpillar bringing hybrid energy solutions to Energy Storage International
17 Sep 2019 at 8:40pm
by Billy Ludt
Caterpillar will exhibit its solar and hybrid energy storage solutions at Smart Energy Week, Solar Power International and Energy Storage International at Salt Lake City from September 23 to 26. “Caterpillar has demonstrated the real-world applications of robust hybrid systems for commercial and industrial customers seeking lower energy costs, improved power quality, reduced emissions, increased… The post Caterpillar bringing hybrid energy solutions to Energy Storage International appeared first on Solar Power World.

REC brings industry’s most powerful 60-cell mono module to U.S. market
17 Sep 2019 at 8:26pm
by Kelly Pickerel
REC Group will officially launch its new REC Alpha Series solar panel in the United States at Solar Power International 2019. The REC Alpha Series is the world’s most powerful 60-cell monocrystalline solar panel, delivering up to 380 W and reaching a 21.7% efficiency rating. This translates to a leading power density of 217 W/m², providing… The post REC brings industry’s most powerful 60-cell mono module to U.S. market appeared first on Solar Power World.


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